English Premier League side Aston Villa are set to ramp up their pursuit of Rangers defender Calvin Bassey, reports The Times.
Steven Gerrard has already brought Boubacar Kamara to Villa Park on a five-year deal, secured Philippe Coutinho’s long-term future, and is poised to raid his former club for centre-back Bassey, the standout performer in Rangers’ Europa League final defeat to Frankfurt.
Kounde Desperate To Join Chelsea
Jules Kounde is stepping up his bid to join Chelsea’s revolution. Sevilla’s French international defender is determined to play in the Premier League and fill the void in the Blues’ defence.
Kounde, 23, is also convinced he will be first choice next season following upheaval in the Blues’ defence. Centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have quit on free transfers.
Nketiah set to extend Arsenal contract
Eddie Nketiah looked set to be leaving Arsenal this summer on a free transfer, but the club are now hopeful that he will extend his contract, GOAL can confirm. He has previously turned down offers to prolong his stay, but the club now believe the 22-year-old has changed his mind and is willing to commit.
Kane set to commit future to Tottenham
Harry Kane is reportedly willing to sign a new contract at Tottenham. The England captain pushed to join Manchester City last summer and is understood to have turned down a contract extension shortly after reluctantly conceding that he would be staying at Spurs. But the Evening Standard claim Kane is now pleased by Spurs’ progress under Antonio Conte and increasingly hopeful he can fulfil his ambitions of winning a trophy with his boyhood club next season.
Arsenal want Gnabry back, but have to wait
Serge Gnabry is wanted back at Arsenal, reports SportBild, but the Gunners may have to be patient in pursuit of a familiar face. That is because they missed out on qualification for the Champions League, meaning that any deal for a Germany international winger at Bayern Munich may have to be put on hold until 2023.
Liverpool listening to offers for Oxlade-Chamberlain
West Ham and Aston Villa are interested in Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, claims the Daily Mirror. The 28-year-old England international has a year left on his current contract at Anfield and Liverpool are reportedly prepared to listen to offers for him. It’s claimed an offer in the region of £10million would be enough to convince Liverpool into parting with the former Arsenal and Southampton man.
Arsenal open talks for Gabriel Jesus
Arsenal have, according to Football Insider, opened talks regarding a summer swoop for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. The Brazil international has just won another Premier League title at the Etihad Stadium, but he could end up at the Emirates as Pep Guardiola has a deal in place for Erling Haaland.
Man Utd suffer Endrick blow
Manchester United target Endrick Felipe has been slapped with a £50m release clause after signing a three-year deal with Brazilian side Palmeiras. The 15-year-old signed his first professional contract this week, prolonging his stay with his boyhood club until July 2025.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported Palmeiras have wisely inserted a £50m release clause in his contract following the demand for one of the world’s most coveted youngsters. That comes as a major blow to Premier League giants United, Liverpool and Manchester City, who had expressed an interest in signing the Brazilian starlet.
Real prepared to pay €120 for Milan star Leao
Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Real Madrid are prepared to pay €120 million (£102m/$128m) for AC Milan winger Rafael Leao. The Portuguese forward has been in sensational form for the newly-crowned Serie A champions and has emerged as a top target for the Blancos as they have missed out on other attacking options.
Burnley in talks with Vincent Kompany
Burnley are in talks with former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany regarding their vacant managers position, with the Belgian expected to leave Anderlecht as early as today. Kompany is on a shortlist of candidates and no decision has been made yet.
OFFICIAL: Cardiff’s Bowen to join Newport
Sam Bowen will join Newport County on a permanent deal from Friday, June 10th.
OFFICIAL: Sean Longstaff signs fresh Newcastle deal
Sean Longstaff has signed a new three-year contract with Newcastle. The 24-year-old academy product has made almost 100 appearances for his boyhood club since Rafa Benitez handed him his debut in August 2018.